RI COVID-19 cases rose 1,839 last week, with 3 deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,839 between Aug. 7 and 13, with three new deaths, the RI Department of Health said Thursday. / COURTESY OF RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVISION — Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,839 between Aug. 7 and 13, with three new deaths, the RI Department of Health said Thursday.

The department has moved from reporting data five days a week to reporting weekly COVID-19 statistics on Thursdays. Numbers are now reported from Sunday to Saturday of the previous week.

The number of hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients last week was 110, compared to 112 reported during the week of July 21 to August 6. Of those hospitalized on August 13, seven were in intensive care and none were on a ventilator.

There were 149 new cases per 100,000 people in Rhode Island from Aug. 7 through 13.

In comparison, 1,851 new cases were identified between August 7 and August 13, 2021. The transmission rate on August 13, 2021 was 162 cases per 100,000 people. Between July 31 and August 6, 2021, 699 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized.

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894,886 individuals have been fully vaccinated, equivalent to 84.5% of Rhode Island residents.

Confirmed cases in the state totaled 414,931 accounting for daily increases and data revisions for previous days.

Deaths from the virus in Rhode Island totaled 3,636.

17,740 tests were processed between August 7 and 13, with 8.3 million tests since the start of the pandemic.

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